Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Consultation

The consultation on changes to the fire service runs until 22 September 2019.

Under the new proposals, the Service would seek to move underused resources from where the risk is low and invest more into work to reach the most vulnerable members of society and help keep them safe.

This includes proposed closures of a number of fire stations where risk and activity is low and the removal of fire engines that are underused.

We would look to reinvest some of the financial savings into prevention work in the community.

There are several reasons why change is needed. Lifestyles and geographical profiles of both Devon and Somerset have changed dramatically since many of our fire stations were built.

Supported by the prevention work that has been carried out locally and nationally and by the Service, the number of fires attended by crews has fallen by a third in the last 10 years.

We are also the largest employer of on call firefighters in the country. This provides challenges to recruitment and availability of fire engines within some areas meaning that some communities are better served by nearby stations where availability of firefighters and fire engines are more guaranteed.

We appreciate that any suggestion of removing stations or fire engines can be unsettling for residents and we want to ensure that residents feel informed and supported as a community.

We will be holding public drop-in exhibitions in the localities that are affected by the proposals and other locations across Devon and Somerset throughout July and August. This is so that we can talk with local residents and explain the changes and reasons for change as part of the consultation process. Find out more here;


Cannington Open Gardens 2019

Cannington Open Gardens 2019 – Thank you

HPC July 2019 Lookahead

Hinkley Point C July Lookahead

National Grid

The National Grid are carrying out surveys for the renewal of the overhead lines. Please see OHL survey work 3 for more information

Adopt a Path Volunteers

Please see SCC Press Release Adopt a Path Volunteer Scheme

HPC Look Ahead – May 2019

HPC Look ahead – May 2019

Parish Council Elections

If you are interested in standing as a Parish Councillor for Cannington please see Nomination_pack_independent_parish for the necessary forms.

Please contact the clerks or any councillor for more information.

2nd May 2019 Elections

Elections for Sedgemoor District Council and Cannington Parish Council will be taking place on 2nd May 2019. Please see notices

Notice of Election_District

Notice of Election_Parish

It is not too late to register to vote please see Register to vote for details



Invitation to complete SDC Open Space, Sport and Recreation Parish Survey

This survey can be completed via webpage:-


Sedgemoor District Council is currently in the process of preparing an Open Space, Sport and Recreation Study for the District which incorporates a Playing Pitch Strategy, a Play audit, a Built Facilities assessment and an assessment of informal recreation space.

This study aims to understand the current quality and quantity of provision, the current level of use and demand of each site and the expected level of future demand based on population projections. The assessment results will form part of the evidence base needed to protect existing sites, identify additional needs, support funding bids and inform negotiations with developers when securing contributions towards open space, sport and recreation facilities.

In order to establish a comprehensive overview of the current level of provision and demand across the district we are writing to all Parish Councils to ask them to:

i) complete a survey about the facilities and spaces within your parish and the level of community satisfaction and use that you may be aware of;

ii) review the tables provided below, which present our current understanding of provision for your parish, and either confirm their contents are correct or add to or amend the data, as applicable;

iii) fill-in the attached document with a brief quality audit of the play areas within your parish (if applicable); and

iv) to please share the link to this survey for Sedgemoor residents with your parishioners and ask them to express their views on the quality and quantity of open space, sport and recreation provision across the District and within their own Parish?

The questionnaire and data tables are accompanied by an Online Interactive Map which displays the known formal and informal sites plus any planned sites or sites that have been lost to development in recent years. The deadline for completing and submitting the questionnaires and data tables is Friday 1st March 2019.

For further information and to follow the progress of the Study please visit our website webpage.

The questionnaires and tables can be completed online but if you would prefer to provide your responses by email or letter please respond by email to or alternatively by post to: Planning Policy, Inward Investment and Growth, Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, TA6 3AR.

Thank-you for your time.

Kind Regards

The Planning Policy Team
Sedgemoor District Council
Tel: 01278 435544

Don’t be fooled by Council Tax scammers

SDC News Release 18.01.18

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